BANGKOK, Oct 10 — Thailand is expected to experience colder weather as temperatures are predicted to drop to 14 to 16 degree Celsius in December and January in the northern and northeastern regions.
In a statement, the Thai Meteorological Department said winter in the kingdom is expected to start in mid-October and end in mid-February next year
“The extreme minimum temperature will be between 7 to 8 degree Celsius which is around the northern and northeastern areas while in Bangkok, the temperatures could reach between 15 and 17 degree Celsius.
“The colder weather is expected to start in the second half of December until late January,” it said.
The Meteorological Department said in mountainous areas, the weather would be colder to very cold with frost.
Meanwhile, in southern Thailand, the department said cold weather may occur in some areas on certain days, mostly on the upper part in the south.
However, it said more rainfall is expected on the east coast from Chumphon province especially in November and December.
“During that period, active low-pressure air mass cells often develop in the lower portion of the South China Sea.
“They are expected to move near or pass the Gulf of Thailand toward the Southern Thailand. It is predicting heavy rainfall there.
“With the rising of sea level, it may cause floods and overflow in some areas,” it said.